1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-12-30 05:10 ID:kZAlYyKU This thread was merged from the former /net/ board. You can view the archive here.

ITT discussion of people who use memes, jokes, or lingo in the real world. If I hear one more person say "lawl" in real life I think I am going to die

47 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-14 07:54 ID:L0Bboa7P

And next you're gonna tell me that it's "meem" and not "me-me"??!?!

48 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-14 15:15 ID:Heaven

Actually I facepalm a lot IRL. I used to do it for years, but it became more habitual when I started browsing chans more. I never say the word though, even if I used it once and one of my buddies picked it up and now "knows how it's called". I hope he doesn't find where I picked the term up...

49 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-14 20:25 ID:Heaven

It is heard that it likes Mizugurou in a sexual fashion.

50 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-15 03:56 ID:RBYEwnL8

I would never use internet talk IRL, but this year me and some friends hijacked our Senior panoramic picture with signs that said "All your base are belong to us!" Surprisingly we got it cleared through the dean...

51 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-16 20:10 ID:Heaven

So, I was at lunch at college today and I heard someone discussing rickrolling with his group, and my friend kind of had to keep himself from giving them a stern lecture on what and what isn't funny. Like >>1->>50's posting. Not funny.

52 Name: anal otoko : 2008-04-20 20:20 ID:1578ohJ+

I say "asd" a lot. I realize now that many people must think I'm a fool. Screw them anyway.

53 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-24 04:00 ID:PQlNY9lp

i fucking hate the game
i live with a guy who's always fucking talking about it and how he "lost" it
and yknow. I DON'T CARE about the fucking game. it was an amusing novelty for about five minutes after i heard of it, but some people just picked that shit up and ran with it. every time i hear someone say "i just lost the game" (which is usually him) i kind of want to punch them

only not really, because i'm not the sort of person to punch someone for something like that


54 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-24 16:53 ID:Fgqo2wU8

I was talking with a person who went to the same high school as me; when I heard him use the words "epic fail."

I immediately facepalmed, and realized I should kill myself.

55 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-26 02:47 ID:TYX1NMw5

> when I heard him use the words "epic fail." I immediately facepalmed


56 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-29 18:05 ID:dG/zBcih


This is the internet though. Not like he said "OH SHIT FACEPALM" in real life.

A geek circle at my college I always overhear spewing memes. One guy says "do you like mudkips?" and the others all laugh like big old nerds. They also say lol IRL and loudly discuss the chans and /b/. VERY LOUDLY.

57 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-04-29 19:38 ID:2lferLqo


Stop oppressing me and my friends, jerk.

58 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-05-06 09:36 ID:G0lW0nlm

If you're anything like what >>56 describes then I want to oppress you at full force.

59 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-05-06 17:06 ID:vidO1OL4


>The internet, once you think about it, is controlling the real world. It is actually supporting cliques and bullying.

as irl, this all depends on where you go

60 Name: Korra : 2008-05-07 00:13 ID:no3PTgA1

Net does has an impact on real world. You know, here at Mexico the anti-emo movements have been a little bit overboard. Lots of this guys have died murdered, just because some guys started the flame against Emo (which in a personal way, I don't like either...) but we must reinforce our tolerance.

61 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-05-14 23:36 ID:TWXtQHiw

I have no desire to tolerate Emos, I applaud the grubby Mexican bastards who gave them what they deserved.

62 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-05-15 13:34 ID:Heaven

mexico - 1
emo - 0

63 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-05-21 19:48 ID:Heaven

I have a friend who ALLWAYS talk about 4chan
4chan this
4chan that
do you know what they did today on b?
do you know what they did today on jap
did you see the thread about [randomboringthinghere] today?
and so on
i try to explain to him that i dont care
but nothing seems to help

64 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2008-06-03 15:21 ID:Heaven

A Japanese acquaintance of mine mentioned there were people at his university who also used 2ch memespeak and standard netspeak IRL - in front of the uninitiated as well. He was disgusted.

I also see no way to win this battle, unless each person opposed makes it their priority to immediately point out how retarded a person sounds anytime they spew their annoyances. Even then, it seems near-impossible as the "persecution" might further embolden them.

Friends don't let friends netspeak IRL.

If they persist, I suppose it's not too harsh to disown them? You'd be doing at least yourself a favor.

65 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-05-30 01:45 ID:zaqHobAm

How do we reverse this trend?

66 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-06-14 06:59 ID:w6HQviY3

By destroying the internet.

67 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-06-15 10:10 ID:zO8Vd9gV

Just finished reading The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, and I've become very cynical of what the internet has become and what it is doing to our culture. I've also been thinking a lot about how people used to spread information between computers, using text files that would often be printed out and read away from the computers themselves. It's hard not to think about things like this and not sound like a Luddite, but I guess that's what my growing dislike of the web is going to end up making me in to.

It's intrusion into daily life will only increase as smart phones continue to proliferate among ever younger children, and the idea that the internet is an extension of the real world will be so entrenched in to their minds that it will only get worse when they enter the work force and then politics.

68 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-06-18 15:04 ID:QkxTzJeg

so you're saying it's only gonna get worse as the little faggots grow up?

69 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-06-18 17:54 ID:XMT6fjf3

impossible in Russia. there is war now

70 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-07-19 01:03 ID:idszL64e

I think like all things in life, moderation is key. Memes are great in that they represent a group-based idea of something that is funny, interesting or literally exists. They can help like-minded people connect. But I think lately the word meme has come to have some of the same properties as the word fuck; It's easily used in many contexts. I think this is dangerous because it can lead people to be lazy in their critical thinking. i.e. "Why is that like that?" "Because meme"

71 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-09-05 21:49 ID:M/gnWIcg

72 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-02-10 03:56 ID:L48+ODKu

Ahh, damnit, I did that a few times. Sorry. I have tried my best to avoid it.

73 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-02-17 08:24 ID:JgYG9lko

74 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-02-22 04:32 ID:XF3mdVci

12 years later. still relevant

75 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-06-26 00:42 ID:wVLP3q0I

Great book, thanks for recommending it. It's more relevant than ever, and the issue is only going to get worse as we all go headfirst into it all.

76 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-06-26 04:21 ID:V/jfrZWO

Man, this thread makes me miss when the internet was simpler, when there weren't as many dark forests that everyone retreated into and it all seemed more fun.

77 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-06-30 19:52 ID:rk8Ne12F

The problem with the modern net is that people see it as a legitimate platform. Back in the day people posted whatever they wanted without any fear or ambitions because they knew that nobody in the real world would ever see it. Nowadays, the internet and the real world are joined at the hip. Posting that you want to kill all the jews is no longer just you venting in the virtual world, it's a very real political statement.

78 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-07-23 18:55 ID:314L29yK

It's only a srs bsns political statement because idiots take the internet seriously. We all need to find a way to re-frontier the World Wide Web or we're all going to see nothing but deranged posts and endless bad content.

79 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-09-06 12:23 ID:b3Y7OeBe

I posted in this thread twelve years ago.

Reflecting on the way things have gone since then, I am left wondering where to begin. The culture is so different now that I don't think anyone at all minds anymore when someone uses memespeak in public other than thinking them to be immature.

As for me... didn't do it then, don't do it now.

80 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-09-11 23:48 ID:Heaven

No John, internet is the real world

81 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-09-15 16:23 ID:oiEYoupa

This thread is far more relevant as ever tbh

82 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-09-18 15:39 ID:2FejbMqo

it was foretold

83 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-12-09 17:23 ID:BKXRyVWA

I miss the days when the worst of it was kids making troll faces at each other and saying "lawl".

84 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-03-13 05:59 ID:lmUE1mkp

It's seriously something equivalent to a massive blow in the face seeing a thread about this, especially one made back in 2007.

I'm young as hell, and I've been around on the internet for a terrible amount of time for my age. I've been reflecting on it; the seeping influence of what used to be 'niche' internet subcultures is now the basis of most every student's life.

Even the hoodlums and crackheads are exposed to this, entrenched or at the very least acknowledges this, and the area I attend mostly consists of low-income minorities.


>I think this is dangerous because it can lead people to be lazy in their critical thinking. i.e. "Why is that like that?" "Because meme"

You'll see this commonly now if you ever attended a school today. A lot of reasoning is boiled down to "cuz meme bro."

What's so odd though, it that, because of this, there's not much bullying. No conflicts, no nothing. Social conditions and pressure gets to be controllable and optional to individuals. There definitely might be more factors involved, but a lot of social situations have become this way. You'll still get a whole lotta people optionally picking pathways into becoming shells of their former selves because of this sentiment, out of option.

lol also worth to mention, had maybe 4 attempted shootings over here in the past 5 months and nobody's given a shit. Nobody cared to mention them either, even after district reports came out.

85 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-04-22 23:32 ID:q5qLBo0C


If only >>1 knew how much worse it would get.

86 Name: sage : 2020-04-24 00:24 ID:pn6+K4ll

Is the Internet Culture board just the Culture board now?

87 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-04-28 09:57 ID:tgnYFmJ4

yeah, pretty much. Also, nice sage.

88 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-05-20 19:54 ID:lmUE1mkp

I can't even decide on whether or not any of this is for the better or worse. I really fucking can't.
As with everything else in life, it all comes down to sheer complexity--the myriad of variables that create a myriad of results, whether good or bad.
It's not like everybody's unable to survive without their sanity intact or anything. The one good thing that's come out of this is the sheer amount of power you have over yourself, but, still, this is also boils down to option.
Also, results drastically differ upon region to region. Hell, even from school to school. The district next to mine is the complete fucking opposite to everything here. The schools there are absolutely chaotic and would cause any poor soul attending to become a shell of a human automatically. Then there's the district above us, who have almost nothing going on despite being a major metropolitan area.
Reality comes with a lot of surprises.

89 Name: sage : 2020-05-20 19:56 ID:lmUE1mkp

lol holy shit, sorry for the obscene formatting. I haven't posted on a textboard for quite some time.

90 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-06-14 13:04 ID:yx5N+BZF

I've used net speak irl, but it's always been on reflex. I've said pic related during a presentation and called something based on reflex once or twice, privately though.

The worst net speak irl I've seen is politics. My college has speeches and every few a freshman, who's obviously got all their info from twitter/Youtube ranters, tries to debate people with degrees and years of experience in their field. They use meme speak only their online groups use, which is disrespected every were else, and they always start with loaded questions.

91 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-06-27 10:41 ID:IFt2srJg

sometimes my friend says out loud DEUS VULT

92 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-08-07 17:38 ID:eJeHFjyP

I've accidentally called things based around my friends irl too, pretty embarrassing. It's actually kind of a difficult term to find an equivalent for in real words though, not sure what should be said instead.

93 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-08-25 08:08 ID:jr+ZohTZ

It's hard because you are stuck with stale netspeak.
I don't have to use 'based' irl since English is not my language, but any netspeak word can be traced back in its meaning and origin and translated to something else. Of course, some of the value the word carries is lost this way.

The bad part is the lazy attitude of replacing whole sentences with e.g. "that feel when" + insert meme I see adult people use.

94 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-10-26 07:44 ID:1+KkYnzL

When I find something amusing---but not amusing enough to actually laugh at it---sometimes a "lol" escapes from my mouth. It was a habit I started as a child.

95 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-10-26 08:23 ID:f5abjmrU

>>94 i just breathe slightly faster than normal

96 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2020-10-26 21:54 ID:wsMELXxI

I used to use internet jokes irl back in 10th grade, wondered why people didn't think I was funny.

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